Is a New Grocery Store Coming to Libertyville?

What would you like to see in the vacant spot once occupied by Frank's Nursery on the village's southern edge?

If you've driven past the empty tract of land where Frank's Nursery was located years ago and have seen the sign touting a grocery store on the site, you've probably been wondering just what will be built there.

"The developer is planning a grocery store there, but there has not been any announcement yet," said Village Administrator Kevin Bowens.

While there may not be anything to announce just yet, there is definitely some speculation.

A recent story on Vernon Hills Patch about residents hoping for a Trader Joe's in their village prompted this comment from a reader:

"They are going to open in Libertyville, it's all set, old Frank's Nursery location across from Lowe's," the reader speculated.

So we want to know: What are you hoping to see in that location? Tell us in the comments!

Jill Martin February 21, 2013 at 06:17 PM
I remember that they were talking about a grocery store AND a new metra train station...now THAT would be great! Let's get a new metra station there!
Lindsay Scott February 21, 2013 at 07:13 PM
With Marianos and Jewel right there, we don't need another grocery store. I hate towns that clutter up the land with endless chain stores, half of which end up empty in a few years. How about plant some trees. That's my vote!
Laura February 21, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Trader Joes!!!!
Sean G. February 22, 2013 at 12:32 AM
TJ's will go to Vernon Hills... Libertyville has a fascist (sp) group to drive business out of town.
Mary Carol February 22, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Trader Joe's - All the ones in Illinois are a long drive from Libertyville.


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